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Book chapter
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Reference no. BEP1977
Authors: Eric Stein
Chapter from: "Fostering Creativity in Self and the Organization: Your Professional Edge"
Published by: Business Expert Press
Published in: 2014

Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from ‘Fostering Creativity in Self and the Organization: Your Professional Edge'. The focus of this book is how to maximize your creative potential both professionally and personally. A central theme of this book is that successful creative expression is a function of hard work and discipline rather than innate talent or genius. Reaching your creative potential requires an open mind. To begin, we discuss some of mental models that facilitate or impede your development as a creative person. The book also identifies specific ways a person can accelerate his or her progress as a creative person. Since creativity encompasses so many things, we focus on four creative behaviors and cognitions critical to self-development and career advancement: improvisation capacity, design thinking, your experimental and scientific mind, and aesthetic awareness. These abilities are critical success factors for 21st century professionals. llustrate how to leverage these abilities along with innate strengths derived from your multiple intelligence inventory, which include linguistic intelligence, mathematical/logical intelligence, visual/spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, and naturalistic intelligence. The book concludes with a plan of action to systematically develop your creative potential over time.

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Abstract

This chapter is excerpted from ‘Fostering Creativity in Self and the Organization: Your Professional Edge'. The focus of this book is how to maximize your creative potential both professionally and personally. A central theme of this book is that successful creative expression is a function of hard work and discipline rather than innate talent or genius. Reaching your creative potential requires an open mind. To begin, we discuss some of mental models that facilitate or impede your development as a creative person. The book also identifies specific ways a person can accelerate his or her progress as a creative person. Since creativity encompasses so many things, we focus on four creative behaviors and cognitions critical to self-development and career advancement: improvisation capacity, design thinking, your experimental and scientific mind, and aesthetic awareness. These abilities are critical success factors for 21st century professionals. llustrate how to leverage these abilities along with innate strengths derived from your multiple intelligence inventory, which include linguistic intelligence, mathematical/logical intelligence, visual/spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, and naturalistic intelligence. The book concludes with a plan of action to systematically develop your creative potential over time.

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